2019 Ed Doherty Award Luncheon Official Sponsor

Ed Doherty Award TrophyLerner and Rowe Gives Back is the official sponsor of the 2019 Ed Doherty Award Luncheon. The Ed Doherty Award is the state of Arizona’s highest individual high school football honor and is awarded annually to the state’s most outstanding high school football player by the Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club.

2019 Ed Doherty Award Luncheon details:

WHEN: Saturday, December 14, 2019 | 10:00 a.m.
LOCATION: The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch (7700 East McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ 85258)

Each week during the 2019 high school football season, 56 high school football players from high schools across Arizona are awarded exceptional performance medallions for outstanding play.

Out of these 56 talented players, only one will be named the winner of the 2019 Ed Doherty Award. Those chosen must meet specific eligibility criteria to include: participation during the first three weeks of the current season, recorded exceptional performance, and good academic standing.

What Is the Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club?

Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club

The Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club (GCSGC) is a private organization founded to promote, celebrate, and support Arizona amateur athletics. 

GCSGC does this by bringing national attention to the extraordinary qualities and pursuits of athletic achievement, academic advancement, and social affinity of local young people across the state of Arizona.

$5,000 Donation – KUPDeployment Packs

KUPDeployment Packs 2019

KUPDeployment Pack Donation & Volunteering

Once again our team jumped in to support our troops by helping the Holmberg’s Morning Sickness radio show put together 1,300 care packages at their KUPDeployment Pack party.  The assembled packs will be sent to deployed troops serving overseas from our home state of Arizona. We also donated $5,000 to assist in covering shipping costs.


Photos from the 2019 KUPDeployment Pack Party:

 

 

 

 

Supporters of the Light the Night Walk in Phoenix

Light the Night Walk logoOur team will have a booth setup at the 2019 Light The Night Walk in support of the Arizona Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s efforts to find cures and ensure access to available treatments for blood cancer patients. We encourage others to join us and other community groups and individuals for what plans to be an unforgettable evening of remembrance to celebrate and honor all those touched by cancer.

This year, the Light The Night Walk takes place on Saturday, November 16 at the Phoenix Municipal Stadium (5999 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ 85008) from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Other Light The Night Walk highlights include:

  • Remembrance Dome
  • Hall of Heroes
  • Food trucks
  • Live band and fireworks show

For more information about Light The Night, please contact Edyth Haro via email at [email protected] or by calling 602-567-7586. You can also check out  lightthenight.org/arizona.

 

Project Hero’s Honor Ride Event Recap

Las Vegas Project Hero’s Honor Ride in Las Vegas

Our Lerner and Rowe Gives Back team started celebrating Veteran’s Day early by participating in Project Hero’s Honor Ride on Saturday, November 9, 2019 in Las Vegas. It was a wonderful event that started out with a wedding of two of the riders, one being a disabled veteran.

That was followed by an award of a custom built recumbent bike that Lerner and Rowe had built for a veteran.

We first learned of the Project Hero Honor ride when one of our employees asked the office to donate to the bicycle event that he participates in annually in honor of his father. We were so moved by the mission and vision of Project Hero that we sponsored their event last year.

Of all the events we do in 6 states, we fell in love with how Project Hero honors our veterans and first responders, so this year we wanted to help them even more by providing a bike to one of our local veterans who would benefit the most. This is a perfect example of why we named our non-profit Lerner and Rowe Gives Back. –Glen Lerner.


Photos from the 2019 Project Hero’s Honor Ride:

 

Dusk to Dawn Pedestrian Awareness Campaign Sponsor

In the past 12 months, there have been 63 crosswalk fatalities in Southern Nevada. As a community sponsor of the Dusk to Dawn Pedestrian Awareness campaign, our Lerner and Rowe Gives Back team was on hand to help pass out reflective wrist bands at a recent community event.

The wrist bands are just one of the ways the campaign is trying to help prevent fatal collisions by making pedestrians more visible to motorists during darker driving times from dusk to dawn.

Additionally, the Dusk to Dawn Pedestrian Awareness campaign drew chalk outlines of bodies on Clark County roads where pedestrians have been killed.

This awareness tool was designed to put a “face” to the campaign. By doing so, motorist see a real reminder of what can happen if they are not alert to their surroundings, and/or pedestrians not doing what they can to be more visible to others.


Photos from the Dusk to Dawn Pedestrian Awareness campaign and community event:

 

Las Vegas Project Hero’s Honor Ride

Catrike 700 Donation

Our Lerner and Rowe Gives Back team visited Southwest Bikes yesterday, where we watched the master bike builders at Southwest Bikes assemble a Catrike 700 that will be awarded next Saturday, November 9th at the Las Vegas Project Hero’s Honor Ride.

The specialty recumbent bike will enable this former member of the Army and Air Force, (thus Air Force blue color) to cycle as an effective alternative therapy for PTSD and TBI treatment, as well as for physical therapy and injury rehabilitation.

It is a privilege to support the Project Hero Honor Ride, and many veterans whom they serve. It is humbling to ‘give back’ to a few of our veterans who have sacrificed so much for our nation. We are grateful for the opportunity to make a difference in one of our veteran’s lives. -Glen Lerner

2019 Las Vegas Project Hero’s Honor Ride Details

There are three different cycling routes to choose from: 19 miles, 39 miles, 64 miles. 

Wounded veterans ride for FREE – please contact the organization before registering to receive a discount code ([email protected])

Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019
Time: 7:45 a.m. check-in & day-of registration | 8:30 a.m. pre-ride ceremony | 9:00 a.m. ride begins
Location Start/Finish: Clark County Government Center (500 S Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89155)

All of Project Hero’s events help fund life-changing veteran rehabilitation services that are available at no cost to healing heroes. Get involved and join us in helping spread the word and raise funds to support this organization that is focused on restoring hope and purpose for veterans injured serving our country.  


Photos of Catrike 700 bike assembly:

 

 

Volunteering at Chicago Animal Care and Control

Our Chicagoland team members had the opportunity to volunteer on November 2,  2019 with Chicago Animal Care and Control’s Safe Humane program. This fun-filled day was spent learning about the various programs offered, helping with enrichment, and socializing with the dogs and cats.

Our staff’s hearts were full from all of the love and affection shown from these amazing animals. It was an honor to give back and be able to present a $500 check on behalf of Lerner and Rowe to help further the mission of Safe Humane Chicago!

If you are in the Chicagoland area and looking to add a furry friend to your family, please stop by Chicago Animal Care and Control to adopt one of their many wonderful animals!


Photos of LRGB volunteers helping with Chicago Animal Care and Control’s Safe Humane Program:

 

Sponsor of Seven Turkey Giveaways

turkey giveawaysOur team is thrilled to sponsor seven turkey giveaways—for a total of 9,000 frozen turkeys given away—being held in six states across the United States. Plus, each family that receives a turkey also gets a drawstring bag stuffed with traditional Thanksgiving side fixings.

Turkeys and side fixings will be given away on a first come, first served basis and only one per family.* 

Other fun highlights include musical vibes, snacks, and fun!**

Merrillville, Indiana 500 Turkey Giveaway
DATE: November 16, 2019
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
LOCATION: Food Bank of Northwest Indiana (6490 Broadway, Merrillville, IN 46410)

Please call 312-590-2634, or email Arianna Baiz at [email protected] for more details.

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Cicero/Chicago, Illinois 1,000 Turkey Giveaway
DATE: November 16, 2019
TIME: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m
LOCATION: Vida Abundante Church (1819 S 54th Ave, Cicero, IL 60804)

Please call 312-590-2634, or email Arianna Baiz at [email protected] for more details.

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Nashville, Tennessee 1,500 Turkey Giveaway
DATE: November 18, 2019
TIME: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m
LOCATION: Cleveland Park Clubhouse – Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee (610 Vernon Winfrey Avenue Nashville, TN 37207)

Please call 615-333-8888, or email Cindy Ernst at [email protected] for more details.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico 1,500 Turkey Giveaway
DATE: November 19, 2019
TIME: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m
LOCATION: Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys law office (2711 Carlisle Blvd N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87110)

Please call 505-544-4444, or email Cindy Ernst at [email protected] for more details.

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Tucson, Arizona 1,500 Turkey Giveaway
DATE: November 22, 2019
TIME: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m
LOCATION: Boys and Girls Clubs Tucson – Roy Drachman Clubhouse (5901 S. Santa Clara Ave., Tucson, AZ 85706)

Please call 520-977-1900, or email Cindy Ernst at [email protected] for more details.

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Phoenix, Arizona 1,500 Turkey Giveaway
DATE: November 23, 2019
TIME: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m
LOCATION: New Life Ministry Church (7510 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85051)

Please call 602-977-1900, or email Cindy Ernst at [email protected] for more details.

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Las Vegas, Nevada 1,500 Turkey Giveaway
DATE: November 24, 2019
TIME: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m
LOCATION: Molasky Family Park (1065 E. Twain Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89169)

Please call 702-877-1500, or email Guy Williams at [email protected] for more details.

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*Free side fixing and drawstring bags will be given away while supplies last. **Entertainment, snacks, and additional giveaways may vary by location. 

$10,000 Check Donation to Benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona

$10,000 Check Presented at Annual Paul’s Pay it Forward Car Wash

2019 Paul's Pay it Forward Car WashFor the fifth year in a row, our Lerner and Rowe Gives Back team members scrubbed Phoenix vehicles to help raise funds during “Paul’s Pay it Forward Car Wash.” Also, our team was excited to present a $10,000 check to CBS 5 Chief Meteorologist Paul Horton that will be given to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona (BBBSAZ).

You can still join us in giving back and helping raise funds for BBBSAZ by stopping in at the following two car wash locations.

Main Car Wash Details and Location

When: October 21st-25th
Location: Desert Ridge Marketplace (21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix, AZ)
Daily car wash schedule: 4:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Additional Car Wash Details and Location

When: Thursday, October 24th
Location: Super Star Car Wash (1742 N. Higley Rd., Gilbert, AZ)
Car wash schedule: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


 

Look through a few of event photos here:

Fiesta Bowl Charities – Wishes for Teachers Sponsorship

Fiesta Bowl Charities - Wishes for Teachers Our team is pleased to join other local entities and individuals in support of Arizona teachers by sponsoring the Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers program. Dollars raised through sponsorships and donations to Wishes for Teachers will be divided between 200 randomly drawn Arizona educators.

Each teacher chosen will win a $5,000 grant to be used to enhance their classroom experience. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, October 29 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. via a live stream on fiestabowl.org. 

Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers

Since its inception, Wishes for Teachers has granted over $2.2-million has been granted to Arizona teachers, which in turn has positively impacted over 100,000 children across the state.

At Lerner and Rowe Gives Back, we invite others to join us in supporting Arizona teachers by making a donation online. You can learn more about the Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers program and how you too can get involved at fiestabowl.org/charities/wishes-for-teachers/.


Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers Recap and Photos:

Eight member of our  presented to 8 different teachers throughout the valley $5,000 each to go toward their classrooms. Teacher wishes varied from new desks in the classrooms to purchasing nonperishable food to giveaway to the families in her classroom.